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April 3, 2012  7:44 PM

Geek Squad move is a peek into the future of IT for SMBs



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Best Buy, CIO careers, consumerization, IT consumerization, IT training and certification, Outsourcing, Vendor Relationships, Vendor selection and management

Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy announced recently that it is extending its Geek Squad computer help services to small businesses and other partners. In its own way,...

February 16, 2012  8:21 PM

How does your annual salary increase measure up?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO and IT salaries, CIO careers, CIO salary and careers survey, IT salaries, IT/business alignment, Midmarket CIO

Now that you've locked in your carefully worded 2011 performance appraisal, for most companies, it's the best time of the year: the annual pay increase. Well, if you're lucky enough to get an annual pay increase, that is. We've all heard people bragging about getting raises in the double...


December 22, 2011  4:26 PM

Just one way to become a CIO



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO, CIO careers

People often ask us how to become a CIO. Happily, our expert Scott Lowe has offered to detail exactly the path he took -- and the many steps required -- to become a CIO: This month's topic...


December 20, 2011  9:15 AM

Responsibilities of a CIO: Long on demands, short on time



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO, CIO careers, CIO Careers and Staffing, CIO Jobs, IT staff development and retention, IT training and certifications

You never know where you might gain more insight on the responsibilities of a CIO. Somewhere along the line, my job title and the websites I work on got mixed up, and as...


November 21, 2011  8:50 PM

Will the outsourcing model be the death of CIOs?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Add new tag, CIO careers, mobile technology, Outsourcing

Each week, we scour the Web to track down interesting news pieces and commentary to help you maximize your surfing potential and information consumption. This week, we've got analysis of the Kindle Fire's marketing strategy, concerns about the IT outsourcing model, and tips for negotiations and job...


April 1, 2011  3:32 PM

Are aging Baby Boomers taking your IT wisdom with them in retirement?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
Baby Boomers, CIO careers, IT staff development, Leadership and Strategy, Staffing

Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that retiring Baby Boomers will leave a record number of jobs open when they retire -- by the time 2018 rolls around, we'll be looking at a...


March 11, 2011  4:28 PM

Why aren’t more women in executive careers in IT?



Posted by: Wendy Schuchart
CIO careers, women in IT

Tuesday was International Women's Day. The United Nations' theme for 2011: "Equal access to education, training and science and technology." Last week at the FusionCIO conference in Madison, Wis., a casual poll of the attendees list shows that...


January 13, 2011  9:11 PM

IT salaries creeping up in 2011, mood mostly positive



Posted by: Christina Torode
CIO, CIO careers, CIO salary and careers survey, IT budget, IT salaries

The average IT salary in 2010 for senior IT executives, mid-level IT executives and IT managers was $121,797, according to our annual CIO Salary and Careers Survey, taken in...


January 7, 2011  2:43 PM

CIO resumes: Passing the eyeball test and the black ink test



Posted by: Scot Petersen
CIO careers

Judging character and qualifications is a tough thing. The annual debate over the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame voting is going on, following the announcement of the two newest members, Roberto Alomar and Bert...


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